Ten on….

What? I missed it again. Oh well. It will be Ten on Saturday, since I’m hopeless about keeping up with these things. This one is my top ten favorite health and beauty products. I’m not actually sure I have ten, since I’m pretty simple when it comes to these things. Let’s see.

1. Cetaphil liquid soap. If I use anything else on my face (like soap) for more than a few days, my skin starts to fall off. I hate it when it does that.

2. Olive oil skin moisturizer. My skin is so dry it’s ridiculous. In the summer I wear a sunscreen over this.

3. Sweet Libertine eye shadows. Seriously, I have about a million different shades. Go get some, they’re fun.

4. Whatever shampoo is on sale at Costco. Really, I think it all comes out of the same vat at some factory in Oklahoma. I also use whatever conditioner is on sale. I actually only wash my hair about twice a week (my hair is as dry as the rest of my skin) so it takes a long time for me to use up a bottle. I tend to collect the little bottles of conditioner at hotels and use them in the shower.

5. Everything Balm. This stuff is awesome for hands and anything else that’s dry. I even buy their wood balm for my spinning wheel and spindles.

6. Rosebud Salve. I always have a tin of this with me.

7. Water. Drink plenty of it, it’s the best skin care product ever.

8. Sunscreen. I don’t worry about it for work days, since I’m inside all day, but any other time I have it on. When I’m out in the sun for more than 15 minutes, I wear the strongest SPF I can find in the closet.

9. Lots of fruits and veggies (in my tummy, not on my face!). This along with all the water does more good than all that other stuff. I can’t ever remember to take vitamins, so eating them is a must.

10. Red lipstick. It’s about the only color I wear. One of my favorite memories of my mom was watching her put on red lipstick. It was the only color she ever wore as well. My latest favorite is Chanel Coco in Gabrielle. It’s expensive, it’s red, it stays on.

There. Next time I’ll try to hit it on a Tuesday, but don’t hold your breath.

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Ten on…. — 11 Comments

  1. I like that you included what we put in our bodies in addition to what we put on. My favorite skin care product? Genetics! My parents gave me pretty young looking skin, although staying out of the sun helps.

  2. If I used some of the things on my skin that you use on yours, it would be bad – I have rosacea and my skin is so friggin’ picky about cleansers, moisturizers, and sunblock it’s not funny.

  3. If you have dry skin, you really should try L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream (http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/shea-butter-ultra-rich-body-cream.htm Ultra Rich). It is so soft & so moisturizing without being in the least greasy & it has such a light pleasant fragrance. It is 25% Shea Butter so it is pricey ($39 for 7 oz) but I like that it comes in a ar – you can use every drop & not worry about paying for product you can’t get out of the container like with a bottle or tube. They also carry a hand cream in a tube that is 20% Shea butter. It is also pricey & you can’t get all of it out of the tube (although you can buy a key to use to roll up the tube & that does get most of it out.) Love, love, love those products. H2O Plus has a nice Spa body butter which is really nice (although not as great as the L’Occitane stuff) for about half as much. For itchy dry winter skin, nothing works as well as the L’Occitane Ultra Rich Cream.

  4. Oooh….. you should have mentioned the Sweet Libertine-Sanguine Gryphon eye shadow collaboration!

    And how is Lewey doing?

  5. Thanks for the list. I’m in serious need of a makeover and the items on the Sweet Libertine site are really intriguing.

    My hands get so dry (particularly after 3-4 hour-long swims a week) that I’m always in search of something that might help them. My dermatologist suggested Amlactin, which is working pretty well.

  6. Completely agree with water and SPF. How funny about the lipstick. I carry my tube of Gabrielle just about every where I go.

  7. I used to use Cetaphil until I found an olive oil soap at our local Italian supermarket (it’s huge and full of wonderful stuff, the only place I can get “00” Italian pizza flour). The soap is also wonderful. If we ever meet I will bring you some.

  8. Thanks for some new products! I love the fact that you reminded everyone to use Sun Screen! I use several products that have some form of SPF in the formula and I’m glad for the extra protection. And water, water, water and more water is the body’s best friend!